The Huawei Ideos first came into the limelight when it was unveiled at IFA 2010 in Berlin. It was showcased as the cheapest Android smartphone to date. It was to be priced at $150 for the unlocked version in the US, close to Rs 7000.
Since then, even cheaper Android smartphones have been launched, like the Micromax Andro A60, but the Huawei Ideos still holds the distinction for being the first truly budget Android phone. Today, Aircel announced that it will be launching the Huawei Ideos in India for Rs. 8499.
The Huawei Ideos is powered by Android 2.2 Froyo and comes with a 2.8 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. It has a 528 MHz processor with 256 MB RAM, 200 MB internal storage and up to 32 GB microSD card support.
It also has a 3.15 MP camera and GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and GPS. It is powered by a 1200 mAh Li-ion battery. It’s one of the best Android smartphones in that price range, and probably the only budget Android phone to run Android 2.2 Froyo, unlike the Micromax Andro A60, which runs Android 2.1 Eclair.
Check out this post for more details of the Huawei Ideos U8150.